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Megalopyge opercularis by Caterpillar hunter: The larval form of the Southern Flannel Moss is deceptively adorable with its long, luxuriant hair-like setae, making it resemble a Persian cat. However, the 'fur' of the larva contains venomous spines that cause extremely painful reactions in human skin upon contact which may be localized or systemic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopyge_opercularis #Caterpillar #Southern_Flannel_Mouth

Achrioptera fallax by Tommaso Renzi: A stick insect found in Madagascar. Males have reduced wings (as in the photo) and are incapable of flight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achrioptera_fallax #Insects #Stick_Insect

Sycamore Moth (Acronicta aceris) Caterpillar by forbesimages, via Flickr: Hard to believe that it turns into a plain colored moth. #Photography #Sycamore_Moth_Caterpillar #forbesimages